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1 single /ˈsɪŋgəl/ adjective
1 single
/ˈsɪŋgəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of SINGLE
always used before a noun : not having or including another : only one
sometimes used to emphasize the largeness or importance of something
sometimes used in negative statements to emphasize that there is a complete lack of something
: not married or not having a serious romantic relationship with someone
used for emphasis after words like any, each, every, etc.
always used before a noun : made for one person to use
British : one-way
2 single /ˈsɪŋgəl/ noun
plural singles
2 single
/ˈsɪŋgəl/
noun
plural singles
Learner's definition of SINGLE
[count] : an unmarried person and especially one who is young and socially active usually plural often used before another noun
[count]
baseball : a hit that allows the batter to reach first base compare double, home run, triple
cricket : a hit that scores one run
singles [plural] : a game of tennis or a similar sport that is played between two players
[count] : a music recording having one main song and sometimes one or more other songs
also : one song from a recording that includes many songs
compare album
[count] : a room in a hotel, inn, etc., for one person compare double
[count] US : a one-dollar bill
[count] British : a one-way ticket
3 single /ˈsɪŋgəl/ verb
singles; singled; singling
3 single
/ˈsɪŋgəl/
verb
singles; singled; singling
Learner's definition of SINGLE
[no object]
: to hit a single in baseball

single out

[phrasal verb]
single out (someone or something) or single (someone or something) out
: to treat or to speak about (someone or something in a group) in a way that is different from the way you treat or speak about others
often used as (be) singled out
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